Definition of Invidious

1. Adjective. Containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice. "Invidious comparisons"

Exact synonyms: Discriminatory
Similar to: Unfavorable, Unfavourable
Derivative terms: Discriminate



Definition of Invidious

1. a. Envious; malignant.

Definition of Invidious

1. Adjective. (context: of a distinction) offensively or unfairly discriminating ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of an action or task) causing ill will towards the actor; causing offense. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a thing) causing envy or ill will towards the possessor ¹

4. Adjective. envious, jealous ¹

5. Adjective. (obsolete) Hateful; odious; detestable ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Invidious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Invidious

inveterate(a)
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invidious (current term)
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Literary usage of Invidious

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1. The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions by Thorstein Veblen (1912)
"... XIII SURVIVALS OF THE NON-invidious INTEREST IN an increasing proportion as time goes on, the anthropomorphic cult, with its code of devout observances, ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"Any discrimination among individuals would be invidious, and no one is slighted when it is asserted that all (with a trifling ex- ..."

3. The Life of Lorenzo De' Medici, Called the Magnificent: Called the Magnificent by William Roscoe (1803)
"... though not wealthy, was a doctor of ***• the civil law, which may be an answer to the many invidious tales as to the meanness of his birth. ..."

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